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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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61.
Musical instrument
Musical instrument Six-stringed instrument with gourd base, decorated with cowrie shells. Origin Togo.
62.
Doll
Doll Female doll dressed in gold and black with plastic jewelry. Made by L. Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia.
63.
Doll
Doll Female doll representing a market woman wearing a turquoise gele (headtie), green necklace, and print dress. Made by L. Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia.
64.
Doll
Doll Female doll dressed in a wrap skirt, lace top, shawl, and head wrap with gold jewelry. Made by L. Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia.
65.
Doll
Doll Female doll with a baby on her back, pounding rice with a mortar and pestle. Made by L Zena Holcombe in Monrovia, Liberia.
66.
Doll
Doll Female doll wearing a blue dress and earrings. Her hair is decorated with a coin, cowrie shells, and other jewelry. Origin Gambia.
67.
Doll
Doll Female doll wearing a white dress and yellow sash with the beaded letters "UOMO" and a heart on it. She is decorated with many charms, including coins, beads, and cowrie shells. Two of the coins have inscribed on them "Republic of West Africa." Origin Gambia.
68.
Wood and metal mask
Wood and metal mask Wooden and metal mask from the Marka people used in circumcision rituals. Origin Mali.
69.
Marimba
Marimba Marimba made of wood and gourds, which act as resonators, tied together with twine and animal hide. Origin Nigeria.
70.
Wooden stool
Wooden stool Wooden chief's stool decorated with four broad supports, each with two female figures, hands clasped over the stomach. The wood surface is treated with a white coloring agent. Origin Dogon people of Mali.
71.
Metal face mask
Metal face mask N'domo mask used in the second of seven initiation rituals for boys of the Bambara people of Mali. The decorated vertical wooden posts represent the wisdom of the cosmos and the long nose symbolizes vitality.
72.
Ivory sculpture
Ivory sculpture Carved ivory sculpture of a kneeling man with a snake around his neck and flat bowl on his head. Origin Togo.
73.
Ivory sculpture
Ivory sculpture Carved ivory sculpture of a kneeling man with a bowl on his head. Both hands hold his beard. Origin Togo.
74.
Carved wooden statuette
Carved wooden statuette Small carved wooden male statuette wearing a straw skirt, beads, and cowrie shell. Origin Togo.
75.
Amulets
Amulets Three charms to ward off evil in the form of reptilian amulets. Origin Togo.
76.
Knife
Knife Carved wooden knife. Origin Togo
77.
Currency
Currency Metal coil currency. Origin Igbo people of Nigeria.
78.
Metal bracelet
Metal bracelet Bracelet with incised concentric ring motif. Origin Baule or Akan people of Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.
79.
Straw and leather hat
Straw and leather hat Leather hat with tightly woven straw in black and natural colors. Origin Fulani people [Fula, Fulbe] of Nigeria.
80.
Knife
Knife Knife with carved wooden handle. Origin Nigeria.